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Capacity building on surface water quality monitoring in Tajikistan (TJK-Water)

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Basic project information

The overall objective (intended long-term impact) of the Project is to increase the capacity of Tajik authorities to provide reliable environmental information of surface water quality both for the citizens and authorities according to international standards. This project is a step towards the realization of the citizens’ rights to reliable environmental information. The authorities need reliable data in order to be able fulfil their obligations and to be able to make informed decisions regarding the protection of waters, as well as to report internationally.

The project purpose (immediate objective) is that the two laboratories are able to carry out water quality monitoring in line with international standards for monitoring systems.

Achievement indicators

Baseline

Methods and sources of monitoring/verification

Ability of Tajik authorities to provide reliable data to different stakeholders and to report on certain internationally agreed indicators to international processes, such as UNECE CEP, Environment for Europe

 

No or little data available to citizens and no or little reporting to international processes

Environmental Indicator management protocols within institutes, who are responsible for data collection, or reporting

 

Improved knowledge base in support of transboundary water cooperation

 

No or little reporting to international processes

Environmental Indicator management protocols within institutes, who are responsible for data collection, or reporting

 

Success in audit of laboratory and fieldwork and ability to take part in proficiency test

Laboratories unable to participate in proficiency test schemes

Audit of laboratory and fieldwork, participation in the proficiency test

The staff of the Laboratory for Analytical Control together with SYKE experts Ari Mäkelä and Kirsti Krogerus
The staff of the Laboratory for Analytical Control together with SYKE experts Ari Mäkelä and Kirsti Krogerus © Photo: Saija Vuola

The joint ICI seminar “Climate Change and the environment – cooperation between Tajikistan and Finland” was organized together with the Finnish Meteorological Institute and the Geological Survey of Finland and the respective local partners of each institute on the 10th of April in Dushanbe (Fig. 2). All these Finnish institutions are running development projects with corresponding institutions in Tajikistan.

Seminar audience in Dushanbe Tajikistan on the 10th of April, 2015
The seminar audience in Dushanbe Tajikistan on the 10th of April, 2015 © Photo: Saija Vuola
Ms. Katarina Björklöf and the staff of TAjikhydromet surface water laboratory are calibrating field meters
Ms. Katarina Björklöf and the staff of TAjikhydromet surface water laboratory are calibrating field meters © Photo: Kirsti Krogerus

 

Published 2015-06-12 at 21:10, updated 2015-07-10 at 17:24